Chicago, Illinois: Creepy Crouching Figure (Gone)

Obscure outdoor art from the 1990s. The cement hooded figure is crouched in front of an occult office desk and chair. Bulldozed May 2019.

South side of downtown. In a little park on the northeast corner of E. 11th St. and Wabash Ave.
Bulldozed May 2019.

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Creepy Crouching Figure

This unnamed sculpture by Ellen Nasvik is next to The Leaping Wall Werewolf statue in a little park next to the Columbia College drama department. The hooded figure is crouched in front of a somewhat demonic looking desk and chair. Maybe it's the child of two of Chicago's more famous creepy cloaked figures, "Eternal Silence" at Graceland Cemetery and "The Pilgrim" at Bohemian National Cemetery? Both this statue and the Leaping Wall Werewolf are from the 1990s; I asked the librarians at Columbia College, but no one knows much about them.

[Kathryn Spindler, 06/03/2018]

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